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Miniaturized CO2 Waveguide Laser
Author(s): H. W. Mocker
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and output characteristics of a series of continuous(CW) waveguide lasers in the range of output powers from 2 to 15 Watts. These lasers are internal mirror systems made of a single block of alumina resulting in an extreme miniaturized and ruggedized configuration suitable for military applications. Conversion from CW operation to repetitive pulsed operation is possible by using an RC-network for excitation (relaxation oscillator). A high pulse-to-pulse stability of 1 part in 105 has been achieved using a synchronization oscillator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958740
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H. W. Mocker, Systems and Research Center, (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0227:
CO2 Laser Devices and Applications
Thomas S. Hartwick, Editor(s)

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